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When & How We Fund

GRANTS APPLICATION PROCESS AND SCHEDULE FOR 2018

Here is the list of important deadlines to be considered for a 2018 grant:

June 30, 2017

Our on-line application system is available to apply for a grant.

August 11, 2017

Letter of Inquiry (LOI), the first step in the application process, is due. LOI’s received after August 11th will not be considered for 2018 grants.

August 21, 2017

Applicants will be notified if they are invited to submit full grant application requests.

September 20, 2017

Full grant application requests due from invited applicants. Applications received after September 20th will not be considered for 2018 grants.

Grants Will Be Awarded February 27, 2018.

 

Additional Notes:

Grants Committee members may schedule on-site visits to your organization to discuss your application or to follow-up on a prior year grant, if applicable.

Applicants MUST notify the Foundation if there are any changes to the grant request after the proposal is submitted by September 20, 2017 and before November 1, 2017.

All applicants submitting complete grant requests will be notified by December 31, 2017 of the Foundation’s decisions and grants.

 

PRIORITIES & PROCESS

In determining the merits and priority of an application, particular consideration will be given to:

  • The seriousness of the problem and adequacy of the proposed program or project action
  • The capability of the organization and its personnel to achieve expected results
  • The degree of potential benefit to the community

After a review and discussion of all grant requests, the Grants Committee will present to the Foundation Board of Directors an assessment of all applications it would like considered for funding. Even though a project meets established criteria, it may not be selected because of limited funds or other reasons.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAKES THE FINAL DETERMINATION ON ALL GRANT REQUESTS.

GRANT AWARDS

If a grant is to be awarded to an organization, the selected organization will be notified. At that time, the organization will be asked to grant us permission to announce the future award, the amount of which will be determined as a result of our fundraising events held principally in the first quarter of each year. Although all selected organizations will receive a financial grant, the amount may not be the full amount requested.

Recipients are required to sign a Grant Agreement Letter which details the responsibilities of the recipient organization. Grant checks will be distributed at our awards ceremony which is announced on the Home Page of our web site under Grants Process.

Grant recipients are also required to complete a Grant Accountability Report detailing how their Grant Award was spent and measured against projected goals.